Posts Tagged ‘Robert Fogel’

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    Economic Growth: Tall Tennis Players

    Aug 27, 13 • 148 Views • Behavioral Economics, Developing Economies, Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    I was just reading about John Isner (6’10″), Juan Martin del Potro (6’6″), Milos Raonic (6’5″) and Ivo Karlovic (6’10″).  Top ranked tennis players, they represent an increasingly tall person’s sport. At...

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    Health and GDP

    Apr 28, 11 • 126 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    We are taller, healthier, heavier, and living longer. In 1790, a typical Frenchman weighed 110 pounds. Now, the scale says 170. That 60-pound difference relates to a lot more than food. According to a new book from Nobel prize winning economist Robert Fogel...